Micus, Stephan / Towards the Wind
Album: Towards the Wind   Collection:World
Artist:Micus, Stephan   Added:Oct 2002
Label:Ecm Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-04 Pull Date: 2003-01-06 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 29 Nov 24 Nov 10
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 08, 2003: Mais non peut-etre
Before Sunrise
4. Dec 25, 2002: press and release
Flying Horses
2. Jan 10, 2003: Mais non, peut-etre
Virgen De La Nieve
5. Nov 19, 2002: No Cover, No Minimum
Crossing Dark Rivers, Eastern Princess, Virgen De La Nieve, Flying Horses, Morning Breeze, Before Sunrise
3. Jan 07, 2003: At the Cafe Bohemian
Before Sunrise
6. Nov 05, 2002: No Cover, No Minimum
Birds of Dawn

Album Review
Guest DJ Account
Reviewed 2002-10-14
Fred (laruellef@yahoo.com)
Reviewed 2002-10-14
STEPHAN MICUS - Towards the wind
ECM, 2002


Stephan Micus' Music is so slow and melancholic, that it takes a little while to slow down your heartbeat and get in the mood for it.
Once you're there, it is quite a relaxing experience.
He writes and performs his music alone.
This album has been specifically composed for a few accoustic instruments from around the world, with emphasis on the armenian Duduk.

Fred's picks: 1, 2, 6, 7

01-03:33-Bass Duduk solo. The Duduk is a wind instrument that sounds somewhere between a clarinet and a tenor sax. Very melancholic sound and middle-eastern touch.
02-02:16-Kalimba solo.Metal tongue-based instrument from Tanzania that sounds like a glorified music box. Very delicate atmosphere.
03-08:48-Conventional flute, guitar, talking drum. Starts slow, drums come in after 5 minutes.
04-03:56-Duduk solo
05-07:35-Kalimba, duduk, shakuhachi, talking drum. Starts slow, drums come in after 1:45.
06-05:29-Accoustic (14 strings) guitar solo. Very slow, but quite good.
07-08:46-Guitar, male singing. The very melodic singing is the lead instrument.
08-10:32 Guitar, Duduk, Shakuhachi. A shame that this one only takes off one minute before the end (around 9 minutes).

Track Listing
1. Before Sunrise   5. Birds of Dawn
2. Morning Breeze   6. Virgen De La Nieve
3. Flying Horses   7. Eastern Princess
4. Padre   8. Crossing Dark Rivers